In Japan, pizza delivery drivers are equipped with a secret weapon unavailable anywhere else—the Honda Gyro, a tilting, three-wheeled vehicle with a top speed of 30 mph that gets about 100 miles to the gallon. Because of its 50 cc engine, the Gyro comes with a hefty tax break in the island nation, which is the only place it’s available.
Its tight turning radius and relative inexpensiveness—as well as an ever-present need for food delivery in the densely populated country—have made it one of the most popular vehicles in Japan.
If whipping around in one of these motorized tricycles sounds like a blast, you’re probably right—at least that’s what I’d assume based on this video of Japanese delivery drivers seriously racing Gyros on a track.
The drivers, employees of Kyoto-based chain Pizza Little Party, raced for three laps and didn’t mess around, testing the limits of the vehicle’s lean with their knees grazing the asphalt.
— トウモロ故師匠®︎ (@c0rnhead) May 14, 2017
That’ll knock the cheese of your pie real quick.